HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-27-2013, 08:29 AM
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Or, could they set the time of the games to accomodate the Wings, the Jackets, playing west? Not possible because of TV of course.
I understand the Wings point of view. Should Detroit be east of Columbus, they would be fine..
I guess they could make a point to try to make the west coast games on weekends, so maybe they could start at 5 local time, so 8 detroit time. But, that would entail multiple trips out west. Make all the Central time zone games start at 7 instead of 7:30, so 8 in detroit. 1/2 hour, but that could be a big difference for a Wings fan that wakes up early.
The other thing is to make Detroit's national broadcasts (NBC, NBCS) ONLY when they play on the west coast. This way, their local carrier gets the home games AND all the central time zone road games. I haven't looked it up, but I would think 8/8:30 starts get MUCH better ratings than 10/10:30.
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